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Update: SpaceX canceled its Falcon 9 launch attempt on Thursday, October 6 at 7:20 p.m. EDT just 30 seconds before the scheduled liftoff. Another attempt is scheduled for 7:06 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 7.
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Watch live and follow real-time updates as SpaceX targets 7:06 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 7 for the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket and a pair of communications satellites from Space Force Station Cape Canaveral in Florida.
This will be the 44th global launch from the Space Coast this year.
The two communications satellites, known as Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 for Luxembourg operator Intelsat, will launch aboard the 230ft rocket on an eastward trajectory from Launch Complex 40.
Shortly after liftoff, the Falcon 9 first stage will attempt to land on a drone parked in the Atlantic Ocean.
Liftoff weather is 90% “go” for a launch attempt at 7:20 p.m. EDT tonight.
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Real-time updates from Thursday’s event below:
SpaceX aborted the Falcon 9’s takeoff attempt from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station just 30 seconds before liftoff.
Now less than 20 minutes away from SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch attempt from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with 2 communications satellites. Takeoff is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. EDT. The weather is good for a take-off attempt tonight. SpaceX does not work with hardware issues.
Refueling of the Falcon 9 rocket with liquid oxygen and kerosene is underway.
SpaceX has adjusted tonight’s mission target liftoff for Intelsat at 7:20 p.m. EDT. No reason for the adjustment was given.
SpaceX is counting down to the Falcon 9 liftoff tonight from Pad 40 of Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The weather forecast is favorable. The 45th Weather Squadron has predicted over a 90% chance of favorable takeoff conditions for tonight.
Jamie Groh is a space reporter for Florida Today. You can contact her at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @AlteredJamie.
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